August 12, 2019

Catholic Community Connection summer fellow reflects on experience working at Regina Health Center

Jillian Doherty, a senior from John Carroll University, has been spending her summer interning at Regina Health Center as part of the 2019 Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. [More]
August 9, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland continues pursuing innovative solutions and collaborations to fill gaps in the community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland introduced its latest strategic plan this year, which is designed to deepen its impact in its areas of expertise and challenge itself to continue pursuing innovative solutions and collaborations to fill gaps in the community. A new summary video highlights the foundation's goals and its latest publication, Hope in Action, provides more details. [More]
August 7, 2019

Janice G. Murphy to Lead St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, as president & CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), effective immediately. Murphy succeeds Dr. David Perse, who stepped down from that role August 6. Moving forward, Dr. Perse will continue as an employed physician of St. Vincent Medical Group.

“We are grateful to welcome Jan to St. Vincent, a ministry whose foundering sisters served as Cleveland’s first public health nurses more than 150 years ago,” said Thomas J. Strauss, president & CEO of the Sister of Charity Health System, which is the corporate parent of SVCMC and 12 other Catholic health ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. “Jan’s career – from roots in Catholic ministry to extensive nursing expertise to executive leadership at the Cleveland Clinic – uniquely suits this important time of change at St. Vincent as we chart a new course for a bright future.” [More]
August 6, 2019

Catholic Community Connection fellow digs into social justice roots at foundation

At 19, Tobias Engel has a longer resume than many individuals two or three times his age – and he is constantly adding more. The Catholic Community Connection summer fellow has spent the last eight weeks working at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), where he has organized and supported the foundation’s largest-ever applicant pool for its annual Good Samaritan basic needs grant. [More]
August 5, 2019

Mercy Service League’s 2019 Harvest Ball "French connection" fundraiser set for October 19

Mercy Service League will hold its signature fundraising event for Mercy Medical Center, the Harvest Ball, on Saturday, October 19, at the Alex D. Krassas Center. With a French connection theme, the event promises to be an evening of excitement, elegance, music and dancing as the area’s only gala featuring no auction, no wallet and no program. [More]
August 2, 2019

Canton Repository spotlights SPARK program in article about the importance of reading to children before kindergarten

Studies show children who read with a parent or caregiver before entering kindergarten have increased vocabulary and comprehend learning materials more quickly. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. The Canton Repository recently spotlighted the program in an article about reading to children before kindergarten to spur vocabulary and comprehension. [More]
July 31, 2019

Catholic Community Connection summer fellows gaining valuable work experience at Catholic ministries

Catholic Community Connection launched its 3rd annual Summer Fellows Program earlier this summer. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. This competitive fellowship prepares students mentally, professionally and spiritually as they make decisions regarding their future careers and post-graduate work. Each student has been paired with a mentor associated with the organization to help the student learn more about the organization’s mission. [More]
July 29, 2019

Global Sisters Report highlights anti-poverty work of foundation's The Innovation Mission

Through The Innovation Mission, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helped encourage and develop innovative ideas aimed at breaking down specific barriers faced by low-income families through five fellows. The initiative was officially completed in June, but the projects that came from the initiative are ongoing. The Global Sisters Report recently wrote about these new "poverty-disruption" programs. [More]
July 26, 2019

Sisters of Charity Health System CEO Thomas Strauss to Lead Mercy Medical Center as Paul Hiltz Accepts New Role

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced President & CEO Thomas J. Strauss will take on the additional role of interim CEO of Mercy Medical Center, one of the health system’s two Catholic hospitals in Ohio. Paul Hiltz, who has led Mercy Medical Center since 2017, has accepted a position with NCH Healthcare System, a two-hospital Mayo Clinic Care Network affiliate in Naples, Fla. [More]
July 26, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center helping expand in-home child care centers

The city of Canton is trying to increase in-home child care centers and awarded the Early Childhood Resource Center a grant last year to fund training and licensing for in-home providers. The initiative helps people become employed with a business of their own while also helping families in their immediate area that need child care options. The Canton Repository recently wrote about the initiative. [More]

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